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Centering Prayer ~ Every Tuesday at Noon (Online Program)

March 16, 2021 / Tuesday - December 21, 2021 / Tuesday
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Centering Prayer is a modernized prayer method based on the intuitive prayer rooted in Lectio Divina. It is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience the Divine’s immanent presence with us. Centering Prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and […]

Mary and the Spirit of God ~ Open and Overflowing (Online)

May 17, 2021 / Monday
10:30am - 12:00pm

Join the Dominican Center community on Monday, May 17, for Mary and the Spirit of God ~ Open and Overflowing. Is Mary a ... Sister? Mother? Handmaid? Prophet? How do we know Mary? What draws us to her? Why is she an essential and integral part of our spiritual journey? Thoughts, prayer, reflections, and conversation […]

Spiritual Direction Ministry Blessing (Online)

May 22, 2021 / Saturday
10:00am - 11:30am

You are invited to a special virtual gathering of all Spiritual Directors. Please join us to celebrate our collective ministries and to offer a Dominican blessing to welcome newly certified Spiritual Directors. Sister Ann Walters, OP, will offer a special reflection on how the spiritual direction ministry is transformative through her own journey and journeying […]

Journey into Silence Retreat: Summer Peace (6-Day Retreat in Conway, MI)

June 20, 2021 / Sunday - June 25, 2021 / Friday
5:30pm

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A spiritual director will be here […]

Summer Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey in Nature (Online and In-Person)

August 05, 2021 / Thursday - August 08, 2021 / Sunday

Join us for our Summer Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Stillness beginning August 5. This soul-soothing retreat will help unearth guidance from nature so enable you to gently quiet everyday distractions and access deep spiritual tranquility. Dominican Center, in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, invites you to let your senses be revitalized by […]

Called to be a Spiritual Director ~ Year 1 Spiritual Director Practicum 2021-2022

September 10, 2021 / Friday - May 20, 2022 / Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm

  A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. The Spiritual Director Practicum… ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay present ... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit is present in […]

Called to Be a Spiritual Director ~ Year 2 Spiritual Director Practicum 2021-2022

September 17, 2021 / Friday - May 14, 2022 / Saturday
6:30pm - 3:30pm

  A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. The Spiritual Director Practicum… ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay present ... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit is present in […]

Foundations in Spirituality 2021-2022

September 20, 2021 / Monday - May 23, 2022 / Monday
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Foundations in Spirituality is a serious reflective study that opens our minds and hearts to the teachings and life examples of the great Christian spiritual teachers that continue to deepen our present spiritual journey.   Christ will make His home in your heart as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God's […]

Being Home in Body, Mind, and Soul ~ A Weekend Retreat to Create Sacred Sanctuary (Online and In-Person)

September 24, 2021 / Friday - September 26, 2021 / Sunday
6:30pm

Because of the surge in positive COVID-19 cases in West Michigan, this retreat is rescheduled from April 23-25 to September 24-26. As we ride out the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, allow yourself to find space in the body, rest in the mind, and connection with the soul by taking part in Being Home in […]

Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey in Stillness (Online and In-Person)

October 07, 2021 / Thursday - October 09, 2021 / Saturday

Join us for this Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Stillness beginning October 7. This soul-soothing retreat will help unearth guidance from nature so enable you to gently quiet everyday distractions and access deep spiritual tranquility. Dominican Center, in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, invites you to let your senses be revitalized by […]

Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God’s Presence in our Daily Lives (Online)

October 13, 2021 / Wednesday - May 11, 2022 / Wednesday
6:00pm - 8:00pm

We yearn for spiritual strength as we move through these uncertain times and as we try to quiet the static and noise around us ... We look for spiritual wisdom, especially as our worship places limit their availability ... We are a community seeking spiritual deepening ... Journey with us on our online Ignatian Retreat […]